Navigating a Resource (controls in the Locator bar)

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What is the Locator bar?

  • The Locator bar is available on each of your resources.
  • It contains some tools and location details.
    (the image below has a red rectangle around the Locator bar)

What are the tools on the Locator bar?

  • The Locator bar contains the following tools
a) Table of Contents toggle button.
allows you to open or close the table of contents.
b) Contents location
shows you where you are relative to the table of contents.
c) Navigation choice
shows which navigation choice that you have selected.
If clicked on, a drop down list appears with selections.
d) Navigation arrows
navigates forward or backward relative to the navigation type selected in item c.
e) Close button
closes the Locator bar.

I don’t see the Locator bar

  • You may have closed the Locator bar.
    To open it follow these steps:
    1. Click on the resource window icon.
    2. In the resource window menu, click on the Show locator bar.

  • Or make sure that the resource is active (by clicking in the viewing area of the resource), then press Ctrl+Shift+L key combination.

Using the Forward and Backward arrows

  • These arrow will move your location in your resource per the Navigation choice.
    See the Navigation choices in sections below.

    • The up arrow moves to the previous navigation point.
    • The down arrow moves to the next navigation point.

  • Your current Navigation choice appears on the Locator bar to the left of the Navigation arrows.

Typical Navigation choices

  • These choices are typically what you will see in the Navigation list

    a) Click on the current navigation choice on the Locator bar.

    • Article – moves to next/previous heading
      • [pericope in a Bible, heading in commentary, or next dictionary entry]

    • Book – moves to the next/previous book in your Bible.
      • [works with books that use Bible indexing (e.g. verse/chapter/book), n/a in other books]

    • Chapter – move to the next/previous chapter.
      • [works with books that use Bible indexing, n/a in other books]

    • Verse – moves to the next/previous verse.
      • [works with books that use Bible indexing, n/a in other books]

Search Navigation choice

  • If you are using Search, the search results can be used by the navigation arrows in your book(s) when changing the navigation selection to Search Result.
  • In the example below
    • We are searching the NIV Bible.
    • For the phrase Kingdom of Heaven.

  • If we look at the NIV in another tab, we will see a new item (Search Result) appears in the navigation list.

  • If we select Search Result in the navigation list. Then press the down navigation arrow, it will move the location in your NIV resource to the next search result in the NIV.

  • If you had set the Search for All Bibles, then you would have been able to set the navigation method to Search Result in each of your open Bibles. Then you could navigate each Bible to search results.
  • If you use Basic Search, then you could use this navigation method in any of the resources which appeared in the search results.

Annotation/Highlight Navigation choice

  • See Highlighting for information on how to use Highlighting.
  • If you have Highlighted text in your resource, then the navigation item (Annotation) will appear in the navigation list.

  • When the Annotation navigation choice is selected, you can use the navigation arrows to move forward/backward to Highlighted text in your resource.

  • Example:
    • In this example we have highlighted the phrase the kingdom of heaven in 3 locations of the NIV84 using the highlighting tool.
      The image below show those highlighted phrases. They use the double underline highlighting.

    • Make sure that your Highlighting is turned On in the Visual Filters as shown below.

      a) Because highlighting is stored with Notes you will need to know the name of your Note file. In this example we used double underlining which is found in Emphasis Markup note file.

      b) Click on Visual Filter icon.
      c) Click to check the Emphasis Markup box in the drop down list under Notes.

    • Now we will select Annotation in the navigation list as shown below.

      a) Click on the navigation choice.
      b) Click on Annotation item in the drop down list.

    • We start with the NIV84 at the first highlighted text.

    • Now when the Down navigation arrow was pressed, the position was changed to the image shown below.

    • Again when the Down navigation arrow was pressed, the position was changed to the image shown below.

    • In like manner you could use the Up navigation arrow to move the position to the previous highlighted text.

  • This feature might come in handy when trying to locate highlighted text which you want to erase the highlighting for.

Visual Filter Navigation choice

  • See Visual Filter for setting up Visual Filters.
  • If you have Visual Filters setup and turned On in your resource, then a new navigation item (Filter Highlight) will appear in the navigation list.

  • Example:
    • In this example we have created a Visual Filter named WrittenFilter which sets the word written in Luke’s Gospel in the NKJV to use outline formatting.

    • Now we will make sure that the Visual Filter for WrittenFilter is turned On as shown below.

      a) Click on the Visual Filter icon.
      b) Click to check the WrittenFilter box in the drop down menu.

    • Now we will select Filter Highlight in the navigation list as shown below.

      a) Click on the navigation option.
      b) Click on Filter Highlight in the navigation drop down list.

    • Now we start with Luke’s Gospel in the NKJV. (notice that the navigation option is Filter Highlight)

    • Now we use the navigation Down arrow to position to the word written in the NKJV.

      a) By clicking 3 times on the Down navigation arrow.
      b) This is positioned on the 3rd occurrence of written (which is the first occurrence of Jesus speaking this in Luke).

  • In like manner you can continue to use the navigation arrows to move to other occurrences of written in Luke’s Gospel.

  • To turn Off the Visual Filter WrittenFilter follow the steps below.

    a) Click on the Visual Filter icon.
    b) Click to uncheck WrittenFilter box in the drop down menu.

  • You can navigate within your resource using your keyboard.
    This mimics using the navigation arrows

  • The keyboard shortcuts are:
    • Forward – key combination Alt + DownArrow
    • Backward – key combination Alt + UpArrow

  • If you need to change the navigation method before using the keyboard arrows,
    • see Typical Navigation choices and the choices below this for other navigation methods
    • If you don’t see the Locator bar, then see I don’t see the Locator bar. (it shows how to hide/show the Locator bar)
      You can always hide it after changing to recover more viewing space.

Table of Contents

  • On your Location bar there are two Table of Contents items.

    a) This chevron Opens/Closes the full Table of Contents.
    b) This link(s) show you your current Contents Location in your book.

Contents Location


  • As you navigate through your resource this Contents Location changes to show you where you are within your resource.
  • It is more than just a contents text identifier. It is a series of links.

    • You can quickly navigate backwards to:
      • Sub headings
      • Beginning of the chapter

Viewing the Table of Contents


a) Clicking on the chevron you can show or hide the Table of Contents. The contents will open in a panel on the left of your resource.


b) For items that are not fully visible, you can hold your mouse over that item and a pop-up will appear with the full item.


c) You can also resize the Table of Contents panel by grabbing the right vertical edge and dragging it.

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